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Daring to care about ourselves and others: Anastasia Yarbrough on the foundations of liberation work

Daring to care about ourselves and others: Anastasia Yarbrough on the foundations of liberation work

Anastasia Yarbrough, writer, naturalist, and activist, shares her reflections doing grounded grassroots community work that is inclusive to human and non-human animals. We talk about her experiences living in a small rural community as an activist, interspecies relationships, the powerful connections between afro-animal struggles, and the importance of radical self-care. Anastasia works as individual, following … Continue reading

Resisting White Settler Colonization through Food Storytelling: Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought

Resisting White Settler Colonization through Food Storytelling: Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought

Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought teaches about indigenous veganism from a Xicana Indigena perspective, sharing ways she has approached decolonizing her diet and creating spaces to hear how others are doing so too which ultimately, is a process of remembering ancestral cuisines through food storytelling. We talk about the impact colonization has had … Continue reading

WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

Firoz Alam, President of the WE Foundation Bangladesh, and Macy Tollefson, project director, joined us in discussing the connection they are making between childhood literacy programs and animal advocacy in Bangladesh. The WE Foundation Bangladesh is a non-profit, youth based organization, providing support to poor families and children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The WEF’s mission is … Continue reading

Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

From Minneapolis to Toronto, urban dwellers are on the hunt for local, sustainable food. While backyard and community gardens offer real opportunity, some take it a step further and attempt to keep a flock of laying hens. But is urban chicken keeping truly sustainable? And, more importantly, sustainable for who? This is the question that … Continue reading

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Many of us are aware that research on non-consenting animals takes place behind the closed doors of universities all over the world. Animals are subject to captivity, restraint, and invasive procedures in the name of science, but the explicit details of these experiments are often well-hidden, both physically out of the public’s eye, but also … Continue reading